Graduation/Cap & Gown

Seniors must attend graduation rehearsal to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony is Wednesday, May 18th at 8:30am. Student arrival is 7am. Students can park in the Geico Garage for free. Senior Guests, with tickets, can enter the Amway starting at 7:30am. Parents/guests will need to pay for and find their own parking
. Here is the Parking options map. Seniors cannot have their phone at Graduation. Seniors cannot attend the graduation ceremony if they didn't attend graduation rehearsal. Make plans to meet your graduate after the graduation ceremony on the corner of Division Ave. and Church St. Order a video of the graduation. 
Link to our Graduation Program.

                              Live Stream the Graduation

Graduation Rehearsal will be Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30am at the Amway Center.  Seniors will not wear their cap/gown to rehearsal, just regular school dress code clothing. Seniors will park in the Geico Parking Garage for free. Seniors cannot have their phone at rehearsal. All seniors are required to attend the graduation rehearsal. Any Senior who does not attend Graduation Rehearsal for the entire time, will NOT be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremony. Seniors will be finished with rehearsal by 10:30am.

Amway Center Windermere HS Graduation Information - Find out about bag policy, flower/balloon policy, parking details, door opening, and more.  Amway Center Accessibility Guide for anyone with wheelchair or special seating requests. 

Each graduate will receive 8 tickets to the graduation. Everyone entering the Amway Center will need a ticket except the graduate. These tickets will be in your cap/gown packet that you'll received during your Senior Clearance appointment time on May 9th or May 10th. 

Need a cap/gown and other regalia, call the Herff Jones office

  • 112 N. Wymore Rd. Winter Park, FL 32789 407.647.4373 M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm Sat. 9-12:30pm

Seniors are not allowed to bring their cell phone in to the Amway Center for Graduation rehearsal or graduation. Graduation rehearsal is mandatory.

How to wear your cap/gown and regalia - See picture example

Graduation regalia example
  • Students will received the graduation medallion at the Amway Center at graduation.
  • Make sure there are not wrinkles in your gown. 
  • Gentlemen will need to be able to remove their cap for the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. Please practice replacing your cap unassisted. 
  • Ladies will not remove their cap so bobby pins may be used.
  • Students will wear:
    • cap
    • gown
    • hood
    • medal
    • tassel
    • approved cords and/or stoles - Cords pictured are for clubs and Stoles pictured are for NHS and Beta Club. Not all students will have these. 
  • Caps will not be thrown at the end of the ceremony.

 

   

Graduation Dress Code

Acceptable:

  • Dark Trousers/Long pants and Collared Shirts
  • Tie or Bow ties
  • Dark Dress  Shoes  and Dark Socks for those wearing dark trousers
  • Dress 
  • Skirt/Slacks  & Blouse/Sweater
  • Dresses/skirts look best when they don't fall below the graduation gown
  • Dress Shoes  or Sandals

Official school recognized honor cords or stoles are the only acceptable displayed additions to the traditional cap and gown ensemble.

Unacceptable:

  •  Students should not write or decorate cap and gown.
  • Flowers should not be carried or pinned to gown.
  • Sneakers, flip flops, t-shirts, shorts,  jeans are not acceptable for students
  • Cell phones - no cell phones allowed inside Amway center for students

If you do not come with proper attire, you will not be permitted to walk in the ceremony. 

Amway Center Box Suite information for Graduation - Contact Zack Cervone at [email protected] or Kellie Griffiths at [email protected] or (407) 916-2722 Direct

  • Amway Center has two levels of suites with a capacity of 16 seats:
    Founders Suites – Located on 2nd floor mezzanine, only 19 rows from the court.  $600 Suite Rental Cost
    President Suite- Located on the 4th floor club level just above the lower bowl $300 Suite Rental Cost 
  •  Amway Center will begin accepting deposits on Wednesday, April 6th at 12pm.  The deposit will be $100.  Specific suite locations will be allocated by the end of April. Setting a deposit does not guarantee you a suite, but puts you on the list to get one. Suites will be allocated in order of when deposits were placed. If you do not get a suite due to availability when they are allocated at the end of the month – the deposit is fully refundable.
  • If you would like to place a deposit, please respond to this email with the below information:

    • Contact name & phone number:
    • Billing address :
    • Specific School graduation is for:
    • Desired suite: Founders or Presidents
  • If you respond with the above information, you will receive a docusign on Wednesday afternoon to fill out payment info for the $100 refundable deposit. The deposit will be secured once we received the payment info via docusign. A deposit does NOT guarantee you a suite location but puts you in the best position to secure one. Once we secure the specific locations – if you did not receive a suite, the deposit is full.

Need a cap/gown, call the Herff Jones office

HOPE Waiver

Online Course Completion

If you still need an online class, you must take this over summer. Please sign up at www.flvs.net. Students wishing to take a class during the school year instead of an on campus class must meet qualifications and must contact their counselor for the Off Campus Virtual Form agreement.

Foreign Language Completion

Two years of the same foreign language are required for entrance into a university and also Bright Futures Scholarship.  If you have not started your language, we recommend that you take a course over summer through FLVS (www.flvs.net) , so you can either take year 2 in school or online next year.

Scholar Designation

Students who have taken advanced coursework and have passed all EOC’s or equivalent AP exams, can earn a scholar designation on their diploma. Because exams were cancelled in the 2019-2020 school year, students wishing to earn this designation must take and pass the EOCs missed to qualify for this designation. For complete requirements go to page 2:  https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7764/urlt/StandardDiplomaRequirements.pdf